High-Resolution mRNA and Secretome Atlas of Human Enteroendocrine Cells

Researchers from our partner institution Utrecht University have worked together with researchers from the Hubrecht Institute and in collaboration with other research teams and generated an in-depth description of the hormone-producing cells in the human gut. 

These are very rare and unique cells to different species of animals which makes them difficult to study. An extensive toolbox has been developed by the researchers to study human hormone-producing cells in tiny versions of the gut grown in the lab (organoids). These tools allowed them to uncover secrets of the human gut.

More information about this research

The study findings and results are presented in the scientific journal Cell.

PMID: 32407674

NWO logoThis research was (partially) funded by NWO, project 184.034.019